The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences

The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences

by Brigitte Baldi, David S. Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0716778785

ISBN-13: 9780716778783

Pub. Date: 01/10/2008

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

This remarkably engaging textbook gives biology students an introduction to statistical practice all their own. It covers essential statistical topics with examples and exercises drawn from across the life sciences, including the fields of nursing, public health, and allied health. Based on David Moore’s The Basic Practice of Statistics, PSLS

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This remarkably engaging textbook gives biology students an introduction to statistical practice all their own. It covers essential statistical topics with examples and exercises drawn from across the life sciences, including the fields of nursing, public health, and allied health. Based on David Moore’s The Basic Practice of Statistics, PSLS mirrors that #1 bestseller’s signature emphasis on statistical thinking, real data, and what statisticians actually do.  The new edition includes new and updated exercises, examples, and samples of real data, as well as an expanded range of media tools for students and instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716778783
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
01/10/2008
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.94(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


1. Picturing Distributions with Graphs
2. Describing Distributions with Numbers
3. Scatterplots and Correlation
4. Regression
5. Two-Way Tables
6. Exploring Data: Part I Review
7. Samples and Observational Studies
8. Designing Experiments
9. Introducing Probability
10. General Rules of Probability
11. The Normal Distributions
12. Discrete Probability Distributions
13. Sampling Distributions
14. Introduction to Inference
15. Inference in Practice
16. From Exploration to Inference: Part II Review
17. Inference about a Population Mean
18. Comparing Two Means
19. Inference about a Population Proportion
20. Comparing Two Proportions
21. The Chi-Square Test for Goodness of Fit
22. The Chi-Square Test for Two-Way Tables
23. Inference for Regression
24. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Comparing Several Means
25. Inference: Part III Review

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